1 IB/M/Jun17/E7 8702/2 GCSE ENGLISH LITERATURE Paper 2 Modern Texts and Poetry Friday 26 May 2017 Morning Time allowed: 2 hours 15 minutes Materials For this Paper you must have: An AQA 16-page answer book. Instructions Answer one question from Section A, one question from Section B and both questions in Section C. Write the information required on the front of your answer book. Use black ink or black ballpoint pen. Do not use pencil. You must not use a dictionary. Information The marks for questions are shown in brackets. The maximum mark for this Paper is 96. AO4 will be assessed in Section A.
2 There are 4 marks available for AO4 in Section A in addition to 30 marks for answering the question. AO4 assesses the following skills: Use a range of vocabulary and sentence structures for clarity, purpose and effect, with accurate spelling and punctuation. There are 30 marks for Section B and 32 marks for Section C. 2 IB/M/Jun17/8702/2 There are no questions printed on this page 3 IB/M/Jun17/8702/2 Turn over SECTION A Questions Page Modern prose or drama J B Priestley An Inspector Calls 1 2 4 Willy Russell Blood Brothers 3 4 5 Alan Bennett The History Boys 5 6 6 Dennis Kelly DNA 7 8 7 Simon Stephens The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time 9 10 8 Shelagh Delaney A Taste of Honey 11 12 9 William Golding Lord of the Flies 13 14 10 AQA Anthology Telling Tales 15 16 11 George Orwell Animal Farm 17 18 12 Kazuo Ishiguro Never Let Me Go 19 20 13 Meera Syal Anita and Me 21 22 14
3 Stephen Kelman Pigeon English 23 24 15 SECTION B Poetry Questions Page AQA Anthology Poems Past and Present Love and relationships 25 17 Power and conflict 26 19 SECTION C Unseen Poetry 20 21 4 IB/M/Jun17/8702/2 Section A: Modern prose or drama Answer one question from this section on your chosen text. JB Priestley: An Inspector Calls EITHER 0 1 How far does Priestley present Mrs Birling as an unlikeable character? Write about: what Mrs Birling says and does in the play how Priestley presents her by the ways he writes.
4 [30 marks] AO4 [4 marks] OR 0 2 How does Priestley use the character of the Inspector to suggest ways that society could be improved? Write about: what society is shown to be like in the play and how it might be improved how Priestley presents society through what the Inspector says and does. [30 marks] AO4 [4 marks] 5 IB/M/Jun17/8702/2 Turn over Willy Russell: Blood Brothers OR 0 3 How does Russell explore the effects of Mickey s and Edward s different upbringings? Write about: how the boys upbringings have different effects on their lives how Russell presents these effects by the ways he writes.
5 [30 marks] AO4 [4 marks] OR 0 4 What kind of mother does Russell show Mrs Johnstone to be in Blood Brothers? Write about: what Mrs Johnstone says and does in the play how Russell presents Mrs Johnstone by the ways he writes. [30 marks] AO4 [4 marks] Turn over for the next question 6 IB/M/Jun17/8702/2 Alan Bennett: The History Boys OR 0 5 Dakin is presented as the most confident of the boys in the Oxbridge class. How far do you agree with this view of Dakin? Write about: what Dakin says and does and what others say about him in the play how Bennett presents Dakin by the ways he writes.
6 [30 marks] AO4 [4 marks] OR 0 6 Bennett has said about The History Boys, It seemed to me to be about two sorts of teaching or two teachers, anyway . How does Bennett present Hector and Irwin as different kinds of teacher? Write about: what Hector and Irwin say and do in their work how Bennett presents their differences by the ways he writes. [30 marks] AO4 [4 marks] 7 IB/M/Jun17/8702/2 Turn over Dennis Kelly: DNA OR 0 7 How far does Kelly present Leah as a morally good character in DNA? Write about: what Leah says and does in the play how Kelly presents Leah throughout the play.
7 [30 marks] AO4 [4 marks] OR 0 8 What ideas about society is Kelly suggesting by calling the play DNA? Write about: some of the different ideas about DNA in the play how Kelly presents these ideas by the ways he writes. [30 marks] AO4 [4 marks] Turn over for the next question 8 IB/M/Jun17/8702/2 Simon Stephens: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time OR 0 9 How does Stephens present Judy as a mother? Write about: what Judy says and does in the play how Stephens presents Judy as a mother by the ways he writes.
8 [30 marks] AO4 [4 marks] OR 1 0 How does Stephens present Christopher facing up to new challenges in the play? Write about: what Christopher says and does when he faces a new challenge how Stephens presents Christopher in these situations. [30 marks] AO4 [4 marks] 9 IB/M/Jun17/8702/2 Turn over Shelagh Delaney: A Taste of Honey OR 1 1 I m an extraordinary person says Jo. How far does Delaney present Jo as an extraordinary young woman? Write about: what Jo says and does that could be considered extraordinary how Delaney presents Jo by the ways she writes.
9 [30 marks] AO4 [4 marks] OR 1 2 What ideas about happiness does Delaney explore in the play A Taste of Honey? Write about: how Delaney uses different characters and their ideas about happiness how Delaney presents these ideas by the ways she writes. [30 marks] AO4 [4 marks] Turn over for the next question 10 IB/M/Jun17/8702/2 William Golding: Lord of the Flies OR 1 3 How does Golding present Ralph as a leader in Lord of the Flies? Write about: what Ralph says and does as a leader how Golding uses Ralph to explore ideas about leadership.
10 [30 marks] AO4 [4 marks] OR 1 4 Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man s . What does Golding have to say about human nature in Lord of the Flies? Write about: how the boys behave on the island how Golding uses the boys behaviour to explore ideas about human nature. [30 marks] AO4 [4 marks] 11 IB/M/Jun17/8702/2 Turn over AQA Anthology: Telling Tales OR 1 5 How do writers present difficult relationships in Korea and in one other story from Telling Tales? Write about: the difficult relationships in the two stories how the writers present these relationships by the ways they write.